Don't Miss The Fiesta!


Author: David Baird

Publisher: Maroma Press

ISBN: 8461344170

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 2750

Ever thought about seeking the simple life in rural Spain? You may well think again after reading David Baird’s latest book. Inspired by real-life events, Don’t Miss The Fiesta! is a chilling tale about an Englishman who finds refuge in a remote village lost in the sierras of Granada. Soon he discovers that under the placid surface lurk sinister secrets. He has blundered into an emotional minefield —nasty surprises lurk at every corner. “Don’t Miss The Fiesta! is a joy to read, beautifully written and with characters so real they are flesh and blood,” — EuroWeekly review.


A Celebration of Latino Festivals


Author: Sherry Shahan

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874838619

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2005

Describes a festival or holiday celebrated in Latin America for each month of the year, from the feast of Saint Anthony in January through Mexico's Cinco de Mayo, an Inca festival in Peru in June, and a ritual of African origin in Brazil in September.

Inventing the Fiesta City

Heritage and Carnival in San Antonio


Author: Laura Hernández-Ehrisman

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826343109

Category: History

Page: 238

View: 4529

Fiesta San Antonio began in 1891 and through the twentieth century expanded from a single parade to over two hundred events spanning a ten-day period. Laura Hernández-Ehrisman examines Fiesta's development as part of San Antonio's culture of power relations between men and women, Anglos and Mexicanos. In some ways Fiesta resembles hundreds of urban celebrations across the country, but San Antonio offers a unique fusion of Southern, Western, and Mexican cultures that articulates a distinct community identity. From its beginning as a celebration of a new social order in San Antonio controlled by a German and Anglo elite to the citywide spectacle of today, Hernández-Ehrisman traces the connections between Fiesta and the construction of the city's tourist industry and social change in San Antonio.



Author: Houghton Mifflin Company Staff,Houghton Mifflin Company

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)

ISBN: 9780395617731

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 30

View: 3285

Describes the commemoration of the victory of the Mexican army over the French army on May 5, 1862, a victory which signaled the end of foreign invasions of North America.

Fiesta Moon


Author: Linda Windsor

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 1418512680

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 7469

Dear Reader, are you ready for more moonstruck madness? Mix a sassy senorita, an incorrigible Don Juan, and a haunted hacienda, and you get page-turning intrigue and romance. When American social worker Corinne Diaz arrives at a remote mountain village to volunteer at a local orphanage, she thinks it's a slice of Mexican heaven...until Mark Madison shows up. Saved once again from the clink by his brother, the engineer promises to stay sober and fly right. Battling the kindling chemistry between them, the stubborn opposites are determined to dispel an old superstition threatening the new orphanage. As the dilemma becomes more sinister, things get hotter than a basket of habaneros. Little do Corinne and Mark realize that while they work to save the project-and their lives-the Mexicalli moon is working on them. Sometimes an added pinch of faith can make just about anything possible! Enjoy the lift of laugher, Linda Windsor

Texas Citrus Fiesta


Author: Karen Gerhardt Fort and the Mission Historical Museum, Inc.

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467131547

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 9728

The Texas Citrus Fiesta has remained an exciting celebration since its beginnings in 1932. At that time, Mission civic leaders decided to promote the citrus industry through a festival featuring decorated streets and store windows, a parade, coronation of a king and queen, a court with ladies-in-waiting, a queen's ball, exhibits for citrus growers, and a variety of contests and activities. Social leaders, working through their clubs, added a style show of costumes covered with fruit, vegetable, and flower pieces. Children marched in their own unique parade. The Golden Grapefruit Golf Tournament was added in 1934. Today, directors of the Texas Citrus Fiesta continue these traditional events and others added since 1932. The creativity inspired by the festival, the recognition of regional participants, and the experienced planning needed to accommodate thousands of residents and visitors combine to make Mission's annual Texas Citrus Fiesta a premier event in the Lower Rio Grande Valley.



Author: Ellen Javernick

Publisher: Kaeden Corporation

ISBN: 1611814332

Category: Festivals

Page: 12

View: 8544

Nonfiction, Reading Recovery Level 5, F&P Level D, DRA2 Level 4, Theme Multicultural Celebrations, Stage Early, Character N/A

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta®


Author: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta Heritage Committee

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467117196

Category: History

Page: 96

View: 9151

From its humble beginning in 1972 when 13 hot-air balloons ascended from an Albuquerque shopping center parking lot to a stunning annual gathering of 500-plus aeronauts, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta lives on as the most-photographed air show on the planet. As you page through this book, imagine yourself going along for the ride and soaring to new heights. Or if you prefer to keep your feet on the ground, imagine yourself strolling among hundreds of swaying giants, seemingly lost in a dizzying kaleidoscope of color. Join in the camaraderie that draws pilots and fans to Albuquerque from all over the world. You will find yourself mesmerized by the Balloon Fiesta's signature events and its spirited competition among hot-air balloon pilots. As an added attraction, step back in time to when hydrogen-gas balloons once graced Albuquerque skies and enjoy the fascinating world of silent flight, the America's Challenge Gas Balloon Race.

Yawar Fiesta


Author: José María Arguedas

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478611529

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 3566

Fiction. In English translation. José María Arguedas is one of the few Latin American authors who loved and described his natural surroundings, and he ranks among the greatest writers of any time and place. He saw the beauty of the Peruvian landscape, as well as the grimness of social conditions in the Andes, through the eyes of the Indians who are a part of it. Yawar Fiesta describes the social relations between Indians, mestizos, and whites in the Peruvian highland town of Puquio in the early twentieth century. Each group’s reaction to the national government’s attempt to suppress the traditional Indian-style bullfight reflects their attitude toward social change more generally. Included with the text of the novel is Arguedas’ anthropological essay “Puquio: A Culture in the Process of Change,” written eighteen years after Yawar Fiesta. The article emphasizes the social changes in the village that resulted from the road construction described in the novel. While Arguedas’ poetry was published in Quechua, he invented a language for his novels in which he used native syntax with Spanish vocabulary, making translation into other languages extremely difficult. Frances Horning Barraclough has met the challenge and produced an excellent work that remains faithful to the author’s use of language to reflect with lived experience of Peruvian Indians.

Fiesta San Antonio


Author: Janet Dailey

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1497626404

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 9365

An innocent Texan beauty teaches a wealthy, cold-hearted rancher how to love in this classic romance by a New York Times–bestselling author. While he’s very rich and very handsome, Colter Langston is not a good or kind man. But he understands that his young daughter, Missy, needs a mother. At the San Antonio Fiesta Parade he runs into a gentle, hazel-eyed beauty who would fit the bill nicely—much better than his current lover, the wild and hot Deirdre. Barely out of her teens, Natalie Crane is overwhelmed by the breathtaking rancher who controls the vast Langston holdings in Texas hill country. When he asks her to marry him, Natalie agrees; beneath Colter’s cold, cruel exterior she can sense a beating heart that yearns to love. But sexy Deirdre’s not about to give her man up without a fight . . . With 300 million books sold, New York Times bestseller Janet Dailey is an icon of American fiction. A master of heart-soaring romance, she tells the enchanting story of two damaged people forever changed and a family born from an unexpected love as big as Texas.